BearConnect Stakeholders’ Workshop, Bucharest, Romania, 20-22 March 2017 

We organised a workshop to present BearConnect to representatives of the main management and research agencies/groups/institutions that have collected data for brown bears in Europe, and to start collaborating with them for the planned project activities. The workshop took place in Bucharest, Romania, on 20-22 March 2017 and saw the participation of 38 stakeholders, working on the 10 brown bear populations in Europe, in 22 countries.
Of great interest were the presentations that stakeholders gave on the brown bear data they collected for the 10 brown bear populations. This allowed us to start evaluating the available data and coordinating with the stakeholders for using the data for the planned research activities. The presentations also highlighted the large amount of valuable data overall collected for brown bears in Europe and their importance for conservation. These information was summarised in a joint presentation for the 25th IBA Conference, held in Quito, Ecuador, in November 2017.

Below you can see the workshop flyer and some photos.